Born: 16 March 1860
Location: Nodaway, Missouri
Married: 12 August 1882 in Nodaway, Missouri
Died: 8 Nov 1937
Location: Nodaway, Missouri
Buried: Braddyville Cemetery in Braddyville, Page, Iowa
Born: 12 April 1861
Location: Blue Mounds, Green, Wisconsin, USA
Sons: Clymond Carlisle, Alpheus Garland, Lee Carroll, Vernon Cecil
Daughters: Maud Mabel, Clara Edith
Location: Nodaway, Missouri, USA
Buried: Braddyville Cemetery in Braddyville, Page, Iowa
1860: BIRTH of PERRY GUTHRIE
Perry was born on 16 March 1860. According to his biography, he was born on the family farm which was located in Nodaway, Missouri, only 1-1/2 miles from Braddyville, Iowa.
1861: BIRTH of OCEANNA AMANDA WILLEY
Oceanna Amandaceana aka Ocea was born on 12 April 1861 in Blue Mounds, Green Wisconsin. Her family was originally from New Hampshire, but had emigrated to Wisconsin about 1855-1856.
1870: CENSUS of LINCOLN, NODAWAY, MISSOURI
The Guthrie Household: Ruhama 56, Elizabeth 50, Samuel 23, Mariah 18, Nancy 16, Emily 13, Perry 10
1870: CENSUS of MONROE, GREEN, WISCONSIN
The Willey Household: Calvin 40 Farmer New Hampshire, Cristina 40 Keeping House New Hampshire, Florence 15 New Hampshire, Frank 14 Wisconsin, Rosena 12 Wisconsin, Ocena 9 Wisconsin, Mary 7 Wisconsin, Henry 4 Wisconsin.
1880: CENSUS of LINCOLN, NODAWAY, MISSOURI
The Guthrie Household: Michael 69, Elizabeth 62, Perry 20, Malissa Tibbels 29
1882: MARRIAGE of OCEANNA AMANDA WILLEY to PERRY GUTHRIE
Ocea & Perry married on 12 August 1882 in Nodaway County, Missouri.
1883: BIRTH of SON, CLYMOND CARLISLE GUTHRIE
Clymond was born on 9 May 1883 in Nodaway County, Missouri. He married Lillian Luella Wall on 25 Aug 1904 in Page County, Iowa. They lived in Amity, Iowa for a time before moving to Colorado, and then onto California. They had 2 sons, one of whom was Howard Merle Guthrie, father of DNA Project Participant Howard Lewis Guthrie. Clymond died on 7 Aug 1969 in Bellflower, Los Angeles, California.
1884: VOTED for GROVER CLEAVLAND for PRESIDENT
1885: BIRTH of SON, ALPHEUS GARLAND GUTHRIE
Alpheus, aka Alpha, was born on 2 April 1885 in Nodaway County, Missouri. He married twice. First two Dessie May Akers on 6 Oct 1905, with whom he had 1 daughter and 1 sons. Second to Hattie Hutchison on 6 Nov 1924 with whom he had at least 1 daughter. He lived in Omaha, Nebraska for a time with his first wife and family. Afterward, moved back to Nodaway, Missouri. Died in Witchita, Kansas on 20 Jan 1965. There is currently no representative in the DNA Project for Alpha's line.
1886: BIRTH of DAUGHTER, MAUDE MABEL GUTHRIE
Maude was born on 7 Nov 1886 in Nodaway County, Missouri. She married James Marsh Higgins on 12 Dec 1905. They had 3 sons and 4 daughters. They were in Buchanan, Page, Iowa in 1910 & 1920, but for the 1930 census were enumerated in Nodaway, Missouri. Maude died in Iowa City, Wright, Iowa in 1974.
1888: BIRTH of DAUGHTER, CLARA EDITH GUTHRIE
Clara was born in September of 1888 in Nodaway, Missouri. She married Raymond 'Ray' Gillespie on 1 Jan 1908 in Nodway, Missouri. They were in Nodaway for the 1910 census, had moved to Loveland, Larimer, Colorodo by 1920, and were back in Nodaway in 1930. 3 sons. Clara died in 1950 and is buried in the Braddyville, Page, Iowa cemetery.
1890: BIRTH of SON, LEE CARROLL GUTHRIE
Lee was born on 25 March 1890 in Nodaway County, Missouri. He married Hanna Leatha Hutchison on 28 Nov 1912 in Hopkins, Nodaway, Missouri. They lived in Nodaway at least through 1930. Letha died in 1943. Lee died in Witchita, Sedgewick, Kansas on 1 Feb 1978. No children.
1890: DEATH of FATHER, MICHAEL GUTHRIE
Perry's father died on 21 August 1890 in Nodaway County, Missouri. He was named in his father's will and received 10 acres of land. Michael purchased the old home farm and he and his wife Ocea settled there.
1898: BIRTH of SON, VERNON CECIL GUTHRIE
Vernon was born on 12 May 1898 in Nodaway County, Missouri. He was enumerated in his father's household in Lincoln, Nodaway, Missouri in 1900, 1910 and 1920. Vernon aka 'Van' married Mabel Luella Moses on 14 April 1920. They had 1 child who died in infancy and 1 surviving son, Kenneth Duane Guthrie, the father of our DNA Project participant, Lon Kenneth David Guthrie. Vernon died on 9 April 1938 in Nodaway, Missouri.
1900: CENSUS of LINCOLN TOWNSHIP (NORTH PART), NODAWAY, MISSOURI
The Guthrie Household: Perry 40, Ocea 39, m1883 17yrs, Clynard 17, Alpheus 15, Maude 13, Clara 11, Lex 10, Vernon2
1910: CENSUS of LINCOLN, NODAWAY, MISSOURI
The Gutherie Household: Perry 50, Ocea 49, Lee C 19, Vernon C 12; Pearl Chestnut 18 boarder
1920: CENSUS of LINCOLN, NODAWAY, MISSOURI
The Guthrie Household: Perry 59 farmer MO OH KY, Ocea A 58 WI VT VT, Vernon C 21 MO MO WI son, Georgia 13 MO MO MO granddaughter
1930: CENSUS of LINCOLN, NODAWAY, MISSOURI
The Guthrie Household: Perry 70 MO OH OH; Osie 70 WI IN IN
1937: DEATH of PERRY GUTHRIE
Perry died on 8 Nov 1937 at 77 years of age. He was buried in the Braddyville Cemetery just across the state line in Iowa.
1940: LAST WILL & TESTAMENT of OCEA A. GUTHRIE
Ocea wrote a will on 27 Dec 1940. See below.
1945: DEATH of OCEANNA AMANDA WILLEY GUTHRIE
Ocea died sometime in 1945. She is buried in the Braddyville Cemetery in Iowa.
One of the leading agriculturists of Lincoln township, Nodaway county, Missouri, is Perry Guthrie, whose farm is pleasantly located two and one-half miles southwest of Braddyville, Iowa. He was born on that place, March 16, 1860, and is a son of Michael and Elizabeth (Osborne) Guthrie. The father was born in Pike county, Ohio, March 5, 1811, and in 1827 removed to Vermillion county, Indiana, where he resided for eighteen months. He then located in Vermilion county, Illinois, at Danville, and, after making his home there until 1854, he went to Wayne county, Iowa, but the following year removed to a farm in Nodaway county, Missouri. When in Illinois he learned the cooper's trade, which he followed for ten years, but much of his life has been devoted to farming. During the Black Hawk war he served for about two months, aiding in suppressing the uprising of the Indians, who menaced the life and property of the frontier settlers. He was married in Illinois, on the 3rd of November, 1836, to Miss Elizabeth Osborne, who was born in Adams county, Ohio, October 20, 1819. When a maiden of ten summers she accompanied her parents on their removal to Kentucky, and after a year they became residents of Vermillion county, Indiana, whence they went to Illinois. Unto Mr. and Mrs. Guthrie were born twelve children. The father died August 21, 1890, at the age of seventy-nine years, and his wife passed away October 22, 1892, at the age of seventy-three years.
Perry Guthrie was reared on the home farm, and after attending the schools for some years he spent one term in college. He was married in Nodaway county, Missouri, August 13, 1882, to Miss Ocea Willey. Her parents, Calvin and Christiana (Blake) Willey, were natives of New Hampshire, and from that state moved to Wisconsin but about twenty-eight years ago came to Missouri, making their home ever since on a farm in Nodaway county. Mr. and Mrs. Guthrie have six children, four sons and two daughters, namely: C. Carlisle, A. Garland, M. Mable, C. Edith, Lee Caroll and Vernon Cecil. After his marriage Mr. Guthrie settled on the old home place, where he has since resided with the exception of four years spent on another farm one mile west. At the death of his father he purchased the place. At first the father bought only a small tract, but kept adding to it, mostly wild land, until he had a good-sized farm. Mr. Guthrie usually supports the Democratic party and cast his first presidential vote for Grover Cleveland in 1884. He and his family attend the Seventh Day Adventist church, at Clearmont, and are held in high regard by their neighbors and many friends.
ST. JOSEPH MISSOURI NEWSPAPER ARTICLE 1938
VERNON GUTHRIE DIES IN ST. JOSEPH
Braddyville (Special) - Vernon Guthrie, 40 passed away Saturday morning, April 9, at the St. Joseph hospital after less than a week's illness which he suffered from meningitis.
He was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Guthrie and grew to manhood on his parents' farm southwest of town, later farming this farm for several years. Since leaving the farm he has been engaged in the grocery business, having had a store in Braddyville for the past year.
His father preceded him in death in November, 1937, and he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Perry Guthrie, of Hopkins; one son, Kenneth, at home, and two sisters, Mrs. Roy Gillespie of Braddyville, Mrs. Jim Higgins of Shenandoah, and three brothers, Lee Guthrie and Alpha Guthrie of Hopkins, and Clymon Guthrie of Greeley, Colorado.
Mrs. Guthrie has been ill with the flu for two weeks and was unable to accompany her husband to the hospital but made the trip Friday afternoon, but was unable to remain over night. Her condition on Saturday was as good as could be expected.
Funeral services were held this Monday afternoon at 2:30 at the Methodist church, Rev. C. W. Proctor being in charge.
CLARINDA IOWA HERALD JOURNAL THURSDAY APRIL 14, 1938
Buried in Braddyville Iowa Cemetery near Guthrie homestead in Missouri
Vernon Cecil Guthrie, youngest son of Perry and Ocea Guthrie, was born near Braddyville, Iowa, May 12, 1898, and departed this life at the St. Joseph hospital in St. Joseph, Mo. April 9, 1938, at the age of 39 years, 10 months and 28 days.
He was married to Mabel Luella Moses, April 14, 1920. To this union two sons were born, the first son dying in infancy, and Kenneth Duane at home.
Vernon has lived in and near Braddyville all of his life, with the exception of 1 1/2 years at Garnor, Mo. and 3 years at Clearmont, Mo., where he was engaged in a grocery store before moving his store to his present home in Braddyville, Iowa.
He was a kind and loving husband and father and will be sadly missed by his wife and son. His father, Perry Guthrie, preceded him in death Nov. 8, 1937.
He leaves to morn their loss, his wife, and son Kenneth; his mother, Mrs. Ocea Guthrie of Hopkins, Mo; three brothers, Alpha and Lee of Hopkins, Mo., and C.C. Guthrie of Greeley, Colorado; two sisters, Mrs. Ray Gillespie of Braddyville, Iowa, and Mrs. James Higgins of Shenandoah, Iowa, several nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held in the Methodist church on Monday afternoon, Rev. C. W. Proctor in charge. Music was furnished by a male quartet composed of Max Garrett, Raymond Osborn, Maynard Burch and Mose Burch, with Mrs. Maynard Burch at the piano. Pallbearers were Irvin Guenther, Herbert Stotts, Delmer Carver, and Guy, Harold and Archie Higgins. Burial was made in the Braddyville cemetery.
Vernon sang and played guitar and french harp and often with his cousin Lesley Moses. Kenneth was taught to yodle and play the harmonica so that he could join them.